Archive for September, 2012

Giants’ Shoulders scores a first!

September 18, 2012

We have a first! The Giants’ Shoulders history of science blog carnival for September is on The Scientific American Blog Network for the first time ever. The Internet’s best historian of geology, David Bressan, has hosted Giants’ Shoulders #51 on his History of Geology Blog at SciAm. So go over there and enjoy the best histsci bloggage from the last month.

Next month Giants’ Shoulders #52 will be hosted by the Internet’s best friend of Darwin, Richard Carter at The Friends of Charles Darwin Blog on 16th October. Submission, as usual by 15th October, either direct to the host or to me here or to Dr Skyskull at Skulls in the Stars.

 

The Giant’s Shoulders #51 is out! Tales of Patriotic Science-Nerds, Vortex Cannons and Nuking the Goat

September 18, 2012

The 51st edition of The Giant’s Shoulders is up at the History of Geology blog!  As its title suggests, within the carnival you can read about:

  • Patriotic science nerd Thomas Jefferson, who defended America’s biological honor with a moose,
  • A very old physics demonstration which has led to some unusual possible applications: the vortex cannon,
  • The role of neurotic goats as test subjects in early nuclear testing,
  • And much more!

Many thanks to David Bressan for taking the time to host and put together an excellent history of science blog carnival!

The next edition will be hosted on October 16 at the Friends of Darwin blog.  Entries can be submitted to the carnival managers, myself (Dr. SkySkull) or ThonyC via email, or directly to the carnival host, by the 15th of October.


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